Strictly come dancing stars opt for little feet

Strictly Come Dancing pro Karen Clifton chooses children over Strictly as she hints this series will be her last

15:00, 17 Sep 2016
Updated 15:07, 17 Sep 2016
By Jenni McKnight

The professional dancer says she’s desperate to start a family with her husband Kevin Clifton

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Karen hopes to start a family with husband Kevin soon

She’s been a seasoned pro since 2012 but Karen Clifton has dropped a HUGE bombshell – this could be her last series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 34-year-old, who is partnered with Will Young , hinted that she may bow out of the celebrity dancing competition later this year because she wants to start a family with husband and fellow dancer Kevin Clifton.

“Kevin and I are hoping to have a family pretty soon so that’ll probably mean I’m going to be out of the show in the near future,” she told The Sun.

She added: “But we absolutely love Strictly!”

Getty Karen Clifton attends the red carpet launch of “Strictly Come Dancing 2015” at Elstree Studios on September 1, 2015 in Borehamwood, England

This could be Karen’s last year on Strictly

Splash Karen Clifton and Kevin Clifton at the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ TV series launch, Elstree Studios

Karen and her husband Kevin want two children

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Speaking of her family goals, she admitted she already knows how many children she wants.

“I want at least two kids and a dog and a big house and a bird. Two kids will keep me busy, ” she added.

Husband Kevin, who’s partnering Louise Redknapp this series, also hopes to start a family soon.

Karen is partnered with Will Young for what may be her last series of Strictly BBC

Kevin is partnering Louis Redknapp

“Karen talks about having kids quite a bit. We have spoken about starting a family – it’s just fitting it in to the schedule,” he said.

“It would be a lovely thing – we’ll create the new generation.”

The dancing couple married in Westminster last year with their Strictly co-stars and celebrity contestants, including Susanna Reid and Frankie Bridge, in attendance.

Kevin proposed to Karen in April 2013 during the stage show of Burn The Floor